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30 resources with the concept maniac magee

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Genre Lesson: Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As scholars begin identifying stories as realistic fiction, its important they see many examples to solidify their concepts of this genre. Readers begin with a personal connection, thinking of television shows they like and determining...
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Maniac Magee: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
The protagonist of Jerry Spinelli's novel, Maniac Magee, has lived a very unusual life. Scholars learn all about it with a helpful companion to the novel. Pupils answer reading comprehension questions and summarize their reading with...
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Maniac Magee: Magic Number Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Take a break from reading to find the magic number with this vocabulary game using words drawn from Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee.  Participants match the definition to the word in each numbered square of the puzzle, then add the number...
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Maniac Magee: Discussion Questions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Why did they say that? What did they mean? How did they feel? Using the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, challenge your young readers to answer the comprehension questions about chapters 41 and 42 of Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. Each...
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Maniac Magee: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As part of their reading of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, class members consider what it would take to survive living on their own. Using the provided worksheet, individuals list their needs and decide where they would seek shelter.
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Maniac Magee: Picture Book Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Who would have thought to explore the concept of race through children's literature?  After reading Bell Hooks' picture book, Skin Again, and chapter sixteen of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, class members consider whether skin color...
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Maniac Magee: Found Poem

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Instruct your readers to scrounge through the pages of Maniac Magee in search for descriptive passages or words they may use to write poetry. As they look for meaningful, sensory descriptors in Jerry Spinelli's novel, readers connect to...
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Maniac Magee: Fishbowl Discussion

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Split the class into two groups for a fishbowl discussion using of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. The first group initiates the conversation by reviewing the important points of Chapter thirteen while group two members are listening,...
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Maniac Magee: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Activate your learners' prior knowledge and experience with an anticipation guide for Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. Kids answer eight questions about prejudice, skin color, and friendship before reading the book, and include reasons and...
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Maniac Magee: The Cloze Procedure

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Fill in the blanks with a Cloze activity based on Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. After listening to a passage read out loud, kids complete the worksheet by using their memories and context clues.
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Maniac Magee: A 5th Grade Literature Guide

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
There's no need to run around trying to plan a unit for the book Maniac Magee, the work has already been done for you. Through a series of whole class, small group, and independent lessons and activities, students practice synthesizing...
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Maniac Magee Comprehension Questions

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Supplement your Maniac Magee lesson plans with a packet of student materials. Included here is a variety of questions about the text. Pupils complete multiple choice and short-answer questions and choose from a variety of extension...
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Maniac Magee

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Add to children's enjoyment of the award-winning novel Maniac Magee with this fun collection of resources. From sequence of events and fact or fiction worksheets, to writing newspaper articles and creating advertisements based on the...
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Textual Analysis Lesson: Segregation: Past or Present?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Are your scholars reading Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee? If so, use this textual analysis packet and lesson guide to drive deeper thinking about the characters, create personal connections, and apply historical contexts to the text....
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Lesson 4: Theme Matters

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
This useful approach to determining themes based on specific details from a book is aimed at readers of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. It could also easily be adapted for use with other books or readings. The class identifies recurring...
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Graphing Maniac's Ups and Downs

For Students 4th - 6th
Original and cross-curricular, this reproducible graph comes with a chronological list of 19 events from Jerry Spinelli's novel as "data." Readers plot each one on a scale of 1-10 to show how happy Maniac is at those moments in the...
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Spinelli's Maniac Magee (excerpt): Reading and Critical Thinking Practice

For Students 4th - 6th
A brief, dialogue-rich passage from Jerry Spinelli's novel Maniac Magee is accompanied by a well-written literacy assessment tool. Thematic content lends itself to age-appropriate discussions about race relations and social justice....
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Introduction to Myths, Fables, and Legends

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Middle schoolers identify elements of myths, fables, and legends as they read an example of each.  After reading an example of each type of story, they list elements from each.  They compare and contrast these features by completing a...
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Maniac Magee: Double Entry Journals

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Examining perspective is a great way to focus on character development and how it affects the plot of a novel. While reading Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, kids fill out double entry journals to reflect how Maniac and Mars Bar differ...
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"Knot" the Whole Truth: Writing a Modern-Day Story with a Tall Tale's Voice

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Beyond Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, tall tales can be a great way to teach young writers about word choice and voice in their writing. Using Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee  and the Six-Trait Writing process, they begin to write their own...
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Maniac Magee: Quick Check Quiz Chapters 37-46

For Students 4th - 6th
Eight simple questions check comprehension of the last 10 chapters of Jerry Spinelli's novel for young readers. Each question has 3 answer choices. Last question contains minor verb tense inconsistency.
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Maniac Magee

For Students 4th - 6th
A 10-question interactive online quiz checks comprehension of Jerry Spinelli's lively novel. Several inference-based questions demand more than just fact recollection. Unlimited chances to try missed questions again encourage rereading....
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Rest in Peace, Maniac Magee

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Scholars read Maniac Magee and create epitaphs for each of the major characters using precise words reflecting the individual characters personality and nature. They will learn what an epitaph is and practice writing their own. They can...
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Lesson 5: Character and Relationship Changes

For Teachers 5th Standards
In this reading comprehension lesson, 5th graders, after reading the novel, Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli analyze characters and their roles in other peoples lives. Students interact with plot conflicts and character relationships....